Talk:Postage stamp reuse

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2004 posts[edit]

"More unusual methods have included tearing or slicing the stamp, but this is a slower process and can easily damage the contents, and was only occasionally used, for instance in 19th century Afghanistan": see cancellation and may want to integrate information about patents for this in U.S. --Daniel C. Boyer 16:17, 19 Feb 2004 (UTC)

Original research[edit]

There's no original research - I'm not that expert :-) - but it's been so long I don't even remember the sources I assembled this from. I think some came from the Siegel auction catalog's discussion of grilling. In any case, I'll work on figuring where I got all the bits from. Stan 18:47, 5 February 2007 (UTC)

Article isn't written like an encyclopedia[edit]

This really needs to be addressed. This article has no citation and seems to be a personal essay on postage stamps. This article is one of the worst I have ever seen on wikipedia. Please help fix. Replaceinkcartridges (talk) 02:21, 2 June 2015 (UTC)

Well, since I wrote most of this article myself, my first inclination was to tell you where to stuff it, but I'll be nice and note that it's in a style was more often seen in the earlier days of Wikipedia, and it hasn't had much work since then. Of course, if my writing is really that bad, then despite my expertise in the subject, there's not much chance that I'll be able to make any further contributions, and so it falls to someone else to do it. Stan (talk) 13:15, 2 June 2015 (UTC)
I actually don't think your writing is bad, but this article doesn't fit the Wikipedia format. This Wikipdia article has no foundation and is an obvious opinion piece on stamp reuse.
If proper citation was added, opinions/povs were removed, and this page had general clean-up, it would be pretty good. But, at the moment this Wikipedia page is atrocious. Replaceinkcartridges (talk) 01:26, 4 June 2015 (UTC)

Modern high-speed detection methods[edit]

There is still too much mail in Canada and the United States of America, among other countries, for postal workers to manually check each and every stamp to see if it has already been cancelled. I am assuming checking for cancellations is done by a machine prior to applying the cancellation and rejecting any that are already so marked. I would like to suggest adding a section that explains the topic of detecting prior cancellations. Nutster (talk) 05:30, 12 January 2017 (UTC)

Same question as Talk:Cancellation (mail)#Modern detection of cancellations. ww2censor (talk) 15:55, 12 January 2017 (UTC)